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10 Reasons Why Small Town Kentucky Is Actually The Best Place To Grow Up

All Kentuckians have different experiences during our childhood. Living conditions and the environment both have a big effect on us and our ability to mature into adulthood. There is a very big difference when it comes to growing up in a big city compared to a small town. Personally, I was reared in a very small community on the outskirts of what was once a very rural county. There were only five homes, all of which were small farms on our street (and it was several miles long.) The town itself has since expanded a bit, but it is still tiny in comparison to places such as Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green.

Here are 10 reasons why a small town in Kentucky is the best place to grow up:

Just to be clear, this is about opinions, as others may have had less pleasant experiences in their youth. It all depends on the person, place and parents. Overall, I am grateful to have grown up in a tiny country community in a rural town. I was blessed with waking up every day surrounded by our beautiful Kentucky woodlands and farmlands. On our ride to school, we passed corn fields and pastures, not subdivisions. Now that life is a memory, but a fond one. What do you think are the benefits of growing up in a small town or county?

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.